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Oosterdam Cruise Review by toeby1: Oosterdam, Ole!


toeby1
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Cabin 3.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 1.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children 3.5
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Oosterdam, Ole!

Sail Date: April 2010
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego

We sailed April 10 on the Oosterdam, mom, two kids, grandma/grandpa, sister-in-law & infant. Three rooms on the first deck. All the women were very fearful of seasickness but on the Main Deck where we "lived", we had few problems. the Club Hal for kids was great to have, but the evening programs for the kids age 3-7 started much too late (7 pm or 8 pm and lasted til 10 pm). The kids were exhausted! The spa and gym were fabulous, and the "Thermal Suite" pass is the way to go -$150 to use the private hydrapool, aromatherapy showers, and the heated tile lounge chairs in the serentiy suite all week. Well worth the price.

Food was outstanding and abundant. Kids loved the almost all-day ice cream bar. Easy to eat healthy and nutritiously with all the fresh fruit, grilled fish, salad bar, vegetarian choices, etc. GREAT that no sodas were included, but it would have been nice if there was latte & cappucino from the coffee machine and not just plain coffee. Shows were fun & More not too long. Activities like Name that Tune and Trivia Night in the Queens Lounge were really fun. The Piano Bar was dynamite and never crowded. Drinks were really reasonably priced in the bars/lounges. The movie theater was stunning, but with only 27 seats, you had to arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime to get a seat. The in-room DVD delivery service was great - 1000 titles, free!

Kids loved shuffleboard, ping pong, and the basketball court up on the 10th deck. "On Deck for the Cure" 5K walk on the last day for Breast Cancer was a nice activity, too. More babysitters needed - there seemed to be only one or two available during the whole cruise, but the one we had was very very nice and always on-time.

Embarkation was long and tedious - over one hour! Disembarkation was a total breeze and couldn't have been easier. My only complaint was that there were too many people scheduled each 15 minutes - there should have been wider time-bands so things didn't get congested....

The best part about cruising is that you have absolutely NO WORK to do - all your activities, all your meals, your "home" are all taken care of for you with the utmost of care and service. Just fabulous for a busy mom! Less


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Port and Shore Excursions


Nothing to do but shop for souvenirs, visit WalMart if you forgot something, or go on an organized excursion. Cabo is not for locals and there is nothing intrinsically worth seeing or visiting in town. Fun to take the Tenders from the ship to the port though. Great beaches at local resorts if you can organize a visit for the day.


Not worth getting off the ship. Crowded, busy city for tourists only.

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Somewhat typical, but a nice market and a small area of artistic galleries. Great local candy and sweet shops.Fabulous public beach with palapas right when you get off at port - all you need is a towel and spend the day right there!

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